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Pattern of Comparative Advantage in Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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  • Roesmara Donna, Duddy
  • Widodo, Tri
  • Adiningsih, Sri

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This paper investigates the comparative advantage pattern of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the period 2000 and 2010. Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage (RSCA) Index, paired sample F-test, t-test, and Spearman’s Rank Correlation are applied, This paper concludes thatthere are significant differences in comparative advantages among countries in the MENA region for 2000 and 2010 period. In addition, the stronger competition occured in resource-poor and labor abundant, resource-rich and labor abundant, and resource-rich and labor importing countries.

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  • Roesmara Donna, Duddy & Widodo, Tri & Adiningsih, Sri, 2017. "Pattern of Comparative Advantage in Middle East and North Africa (MENA)," MPRA Paper 78109, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    comparative advantage; RSCA; MENA;
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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation

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